Proven amateur fighter Anthony
“The Hitman” Hardy has waited for this all his life – In less than a month his
dream will finally become a reality. On July 7th at the Stadium of
Light (Home of Sunderland Football Club) Anthony Hardy will finally break out
onto the pro rankings.
His opponent; Matt Seawright
(5-76-5) is a stiff test for such a young boxer. The thing is? Anthony Hardy
likes a test – He practiced boxing in his home since he was only seven years of
age! He was ambitious; hoping to get in the doors of a boxing gym but all who
he spoke to sternly required he be at least ten years old. He waited. He
worked. He never quit. At age 21, after compiling a tremendous amateur tally of
29-24 since age 10, he is as ready as ever to become a professional.
Growing up in Horden, England,
Hardy tried many sports – he excelled in them all! However, he wanted a true challenge
of his physical ability – he wanted to prove himself – boxing was his only true
passion. His numerous amateur boxing accolades include a Bolton Box Cup silver
medal in 2005, Junior ABA TTW championships in 2008, 2009 and 2010 plus he was
the CYP area champion through four different years (2008-2011)!
Through this extensive time
period Anthony Hardy continued to develop on his natural groove. Hardy is a
cagey southpaw with a good right jab and exceptional technical boxing ability.
He is expecting his unconventional style and nonstop workmanship to glide him
past the very best of the fight game. Like in any sport – he recognizes all he
will have to put on the line during his lengthy path to British, European and
perhaps world championships.
However, Hardy is not
underestimating his first opponent. Matt Seawright is a veteran of 86 fights.
The Scottish native, 35, is likely nearing the close of his boxing career and
is hoping to go out with a bang – A win over Hardy would be just what the
doctor ordered. That is what makes this a fascination match up and one the fans
Abiding by a strict training
and dieting regimen Hardy will be gunning for an impressive finish – Building
towards a regional title challenge in the coming months. To reach that goal he
will need to dominate each and every opponent he faces – including Seawright.
You will hear much more on
Hardy in the coming months. His career has gotten thorough media coverage over
the last couple years. Starting with his debut on July 7th –
everybody -- locally and internationally – will know his name.